Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
hut, shanty, cabin, log cabin, lean-to, shed
Scottish bothy, shieling, shiel
South African hok
Australian gunyah, mia-mia, humpy
North American archaic shebang
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.